“And as I live,” saith the Lord,
“thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all,
as with an ornament,
and bind them on even as a bride.
“For thy waste and thy desolate places,
and the land of thy destruction,
shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants.
“And they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
“The children whom thou shalt have,
after thou hast lost the first,
shall again in thine ears say:
The place is too strait for me;
give place to me that I may dwell.”
Then shalt thou say in thine heart:
“Who hath begotten me these,
seeing I have lost my children,
and am desolate, a captive,
and removing to and fro?
And who hath brought up these?
Behold, I was left alone;
these, where have they been?”